Strip searches of students included in House Bill

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WASHINGTON – Even though student molestations seem to be reaching epidemic proportions in schools across America, the House of Representatives has approved a tough new anti-drug and anti-weapon law that would require local districts to develop search policies – including strip searches – with immunity against prosecution for teachers and staff. Schools would have to develop policies for searching students, or face the loss of some federal funding, under the bill – HR 5295, approved by a voice vote Tuesday. It moves to the Senate, which does not have similar legislation pending at this time.

HR 5295, found here is a disaster in the making. Authorizing strip searches while not requiring training of any type for those executing the searches? Who defines what excessively intrusive is? Add in giving immunity to those doing the searching and one can only conclude that the House has finally lost it.

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~ by antifed on September 23, 2006.

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